How to Create a Bootable USB with Linux on it

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a boot-able USB that has Linux on it. This can be very useful if your computer doesn’t have a...

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a boot-able USB that has Linux on it. This can be very useful if your computer doesn’t have a CD/DVD drive, or if you don’t want to waste CD’s or DVD’s. So basically I have provided you with a written tutorial and a video tutorial below.

Requirements:

  • Computer that supports USB booting
  • 1GB + USB Stick (I recommend over 2GB)
  • uNetBootin Program

Downloads:

Instructions:

  1. Download uNetBootin (Link provided above)
  2. Download a version of Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, BackTrack, …..)
  3. Once both are downloaded Run uNetBootin
  4. Now select Diskimage and browse for the ISO of your version of Linux
  5. Make sure in the Type section USB Drive has been selected.
  6. Under drive selected your USB drive in which you want to put Linux on. If you don’t know the letter of your USB drive then look under Computer or My Computer.
  7. Once you have selected the appropriate drive Click OK.
  8. Your drive will now be made bootable with the Linux version of your choice. Simply just restart your computer and change the settings in BIOS so that the USB can boot first and your ready to go.
  9. For instructions on how to change the boot order in BIOS in your computer CLICK HERE

Video Tutorial: